Random ramblings of a mind damaged by years of disuse and abuse. Also a place to go to be bored to tears.
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Words to live by...
"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."
(The right to looseness has been officially given)
"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."
Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.
Friday, April 22, 2016
Lots To Pass On
Prince (the singer, etc) has died. And the government is desirous of changing the $20 bill. I was not a fan of Prince's music so let's talk about that $20 bill... Seems like they want to remove Andrew Jackson and replace him with Harriet Tubman. Now Ms Tubman was a great historical figure, a brave woman, who deserves her place in American history and I don't want to diminish her in any way. But presidents are important and he was more than just a preident, he was an important figure in the War of 1812 (which he used in his initial campaign for president), and one who believed that states could not secede from the union.
On the other hand, he was a slave owner and master of a plantation which is probably why they want to replace him. But slavery, as evil as it certainly was, is also a part of our history and perhaps had as much to do with our nation's existence as anything else. It shaped us, was a blemish on our nation, and caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands in our Civil War. We still tiptoe around it in conversations but it did more to shape us than any other factor, in my opinion.